Document Type

Student Work

Publication Date

Winter 2022


water treatment, UV disinfection, UV radiation, UV system configuration, reactor validation


Water treatment is a very important process for producing potable water safe for human consumption. A major step in water treatment is disinfecting it to remove water-borne pathogens to minimize the risk of diseases or infection. Although many chemical and physical methods exist, there is an increase in the use of UV radiation for water disinfection due to its advantages over traditional chemical disinfection methods like chlorination and ozonation.

The document will elaborate on the mechanism of UV disinfection and the pre-treatments required. Discuss the chemical treatment methods and compare them to UV disinfection. Consider sources of UV radiation, UV system configuration and the method for reactor validation. State the limitation of UV disinfection and provincial discharge limits and regulation for the Disinfection method.


Faculty of Applied Science & Technology (FAST)

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Original Publication Citation

Dumnjak, D. & Jerin, J. (2022) Ultraviolet water treatment [Unpublished]. Faculty of Applied Science & Technology, Sheridan College.